LA Times, Sept. 2
Damien Chazelle just made a movie about the greatest triumph in the history of space exploration: “First Man,” about astronaut Neil Armstrong's journey to become the first man to set foot on the moon.
New York Times, Sept. 2
In the past year, the American labor movement was dominated by two things. First, the Janus decision, in which the Supreme Court ruled the public sector was essentially "right to work" - meaning, workers covered by union contracts no longer had to pay the costs of their representation. And second, the "Red for Ed" movement, the wave of teacher strikes, mostly in conservative states with few union protections.
NY Times, Aug. 9
When the trailer for the new Netflix series “Insatiable” arrived in July, it was met with fierce criticism on social media and elsewhere; a Change.org petition calling for it to be pulled from release has over 200,000 signatures as of this writing.
Variety, Aug. 8
In an industry that has long relied on apprenticeship programs to pass down skills from one generation to the next, the breakdown of the old studio system — along with the growing itinerant nature of below-the-line employment — have posed new challenges to the transfer of knowledge to younger artisans.
Variety, Aug. 8
In five years, nothing has changed. Despite open calls for greater diversity and inclusion, recent research shows that there was little change in the number of characters with disabilities in popular films in 2017.
Deadline, Aug. 7
Hollywood’s Teamsters Local 399 has won a $200,000 grievance settlement against HBO’s Big Little Lies. The money is being paid out to the dozens of transportation drivers who worked on the first season of the Emmy-winning limited series.
IndieWire, Aug. 3
The Television Academy has revealed which awards will be handed out during the Primetime Emmys ceremony on Monday, Sept. 17 — and, well, it’s a lot. As usual, 26 awards will be handed on the telecast. That’s two more than the Oscars, which handed out 24 during this year’s show.
LA Times, July 31
Despite women and people of color at the helm of high-profile successes like "Black Panther," "Get Out," "Girls Trip" and "Wonder Woman," a new study has found that diversity of representation among Hollywood films remains largely unchanged from a decade ago.
Variety, July 31
The LA Film Festival has placed a heavy emphasis on diversity in its competition film slate, with 42% of the films directed by women and 39% helmed by people of color.
The Stage, Aug. 2
The entertainment industry has been raising awareness of the issue of mental health among its workforce of late.
Variety, Aug. 5
At the Motion Picture & Television Fund's "Deal With It" women's conference on Sunday, the wave of sexual harassment and abuse allegations that has consumed Hollywood over the last year took center stage.
ABC News, July 19
When Cait Cortelyou first began developing her film, "Ask for Jane," about the pre-Roe v. Wade underground abortion network called the Jane Collective, it was before the 2016 election
Huffington Post, May 30
Alicia Rodis had her first kiss on stage when she was 15. …As an aspiring actress, Rodis was happy to take the roles she was offered, including those that required engaging in and acting out intimate scenes with strangers.
Animation Magazine, May 30
In a history-making move, The Animation Guild, IATSE Local 839 — the trade union which represents animation artists in Los Angeles — has taken extensive action against The Loud House creator Chris Savino over the allegations of sexual misconduct and harassment which lead to his dismissal from Nickelodeon.
Variety, May 30
Lionsgate has taken a majority stake in management-production powerhouse 3 Arts Entertainment, a deal that reflects in the entertainment industry’s push to marry premium content providers with global distribution assets.
The IATSE Women’s Committee is working with the Coalition of Labor Union Women and Healthy Women on a campaign called “Spread the Word” to disperse helpful health information to women.
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